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>>> was interviewed about his book that the u.s. naval academy in annapolis maryland. this interviews part of book tv college series and it's a little under 15 minutes. >> book tv is on location that the u.s. naval academy in annapolis maryland where we are interviewing some professors who are also authors. .. >> "in buddha's company" thai soldiers in the vietnam war" what warded did thailand play? >> they were a very close ally during the vietnam war. people familiar would know that not only did thailand send troops to fight along the united states, but also served as a base for many aircraft for bombing missions over ho chi minh trail, over laos and at the time we had built seven their bases and developed a port as well to facilitate the u.s. effort and also many soldiers went to bangkok and in terms of support thailand was the close ally. >>host: did they have soldiers? >> absolutely. they spent 37 -- cent to 37,000 soldiers to fight in vietnam also they sent smaller naval units but defin
she and the professional educators year aircraft for the u.s. navy in 10 years ago made the transition to academia where the provided the outstanding opportunity for graduate school to have a specialty in a geographic part of the world where i specialize in middle eastern history. >>host: allen author "the politics and security of the >>guest: it is. the part of the world with united states has been involved in the iran-iraq war, desert shield, desert storm and operation in iraqi freedom. it is a big topic and it needs to be discussed and investigated. >>host: where do you begin talking about u.s. involvement? >>guest: the u.s. involvement in the valleys goes much further back. we specifically look at the persian and gulf even though they sent some ships it is really world for to the united states and military get involved in a big way. surprisingly it does not have to do with the oil. world war ii marked the entry of the united states and its military to provide a secure pathway for supplies to the beleaguered soviet russian allies in their quest to defeat the germans.
captive on november 4, 1979 at the american embassy in tehran. the u.s. mounted a secret military rescue operation, it failed. here's our coverage now as details of that mission emerged. >> the rescue attempt began late thursday when eight hh5083 took off the coast of iran carrying about 90commandos they flew northwest to the town of cabas about 300 miles from tehran. the key of the operation was the helicopter. six had to make it through. but a sand storm disabled three of them leaving only five. they landed at the desert staging point where they were met by 6c130 carbo planes. the pentagon refused to say where those planes came from. defense officials say the aircrafts flew in and were not detected a bus with 50 iranians passed by. in the dead of night vision was none. eight persons killed, four others seriously burned. leaving the dead behind. the remaining members of the team boarded the plane. >> there was no reason to believe the hostages would be released at any time in the forseable future. several times had been mentioned you may recall, may, june, july the end of the year and i
the central bank says it has to do more to show it's serious about stimulating growth. and in the u.s., consumers filled up their shopping carts. early estimates show sales up 13% over the lost holiday weekend. >>> welcome to the start of a fresh trading week. kelly will be back tomorrow. catalonia voters have handed the majority to the separatists, but not necessarily the ones you thought. we'll assess the impact. and investors worry among protests over the egyptian president's attempt to increase his power base. and how much would it cost you to buy all items in the song 12 days of christmas? pnc wealth management will tell us why it's a lot more than you might think. plus shoppers hitting the net today, the year's biggest day for online purchases. we'll asset how much cash shoppers have left over after black friday's billion dollar be in an sa. bonanza. we have some confident data out of italy. november consumer confidence 84.8. that is a record low. we've had protests, as well. they're gathering in brussels to try to hammer out a deal on the greek deficit. prime minister says they
rewrite the rules on ecommerce. >> the federal government says u.s. and other nations seized 132 domain names that were selling counterfeit merchandise. ice officials say the website duped consumers to buying bogus items. syria used distraction of fighting between israel and palestinians to resupply government troops in syria. correspondent leland vittert has the evidence. >> bretevidence >> reporter: they have been firing off and appearing ready for battle. the western intelligence sources tell fox news the men are ire rainian revolutionary guard troops coming to help bashar assad in the syria long civil war. they have exploited the attention on syria to ramp up the flight. often sending ton of ammunition, weapon and equipment multiple times a week. they are flying via rocky air space. the u.s. put pressure on iraq. iraq is inspecting the planes but sources say it's done on the return flight. when the plane is empty to appease the u.s. keep the flight coming. 18 months since the civil war. deflection from the syrian army means that assad has less well-trained men. >> recent rebel takeo
a momentous decision this morning from the u.s. supreme court. jenna: we'll con continue to watch that story a fox news alert. we're awaiting the outcome of a very pivotal meeting that could potentially ease the crisis in egypt or push that country into further chaos. that is one of our big stories. we're glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. jon:. i'm jon scott. the first elected leader, president mohammed morsi expected to come face-to-face with senior judges in egypt who say his power grab has gone too far. there are indications that the both side are trying to find some middle ground. morsi's maneuver unleased a rage of protests that continues to rage across the country. meanwhile the u.s. embassy in cairo says there are sporadic clashes between protesters and police near its entrance. we're told some rocks landed inside the walls of that huge compound. embassy officials say there is no indication they are the target. egypt wields enormous influence in the middle east peac process. that power demonstrated by brokering the cease-fire between is rainfall and hamas. steve care began streaming
immigrated to the u.s. from china and the 1930's. his father fought in world war ii and worked as a cook. he passed away when the mayor was 15. his mother was a seamstress and a waitress. mayor lee has five siblings, he graduated from college in maine, he also went to uc- berkeley law school and finished in 1978. he and his wife have two daughters. i also want to mention, prior to becoming mayor, one of the key points in his contributions to the community is after he completed law school, he worked as a managing attorney for the san francisco asian law caucus, where he was an advocate for affordable housing and the rights of immigrants and renters. mayor lee -- [applause] >> thank you. welcome to city hall. the people's city hall, san francisco. i want you all to note that that was such a wonderful rendition of our national anthem. please give another applause to the millennium -- melanie and her daughter. i am so excited about all of you and seen so many of you from all over our state. come to city hall anin san francisco, welcome. i would like to welcome the former secretary of transportat
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that expectation that this conference ought to be "realistic." he pointed out that with the u.s. presidential election and the change in leadership in china, it is hard to predict how the two biggest polluters, how much pressure will be coming from them for an agreement. furthermore, the opinion is no longer playing the leading role that it once said they wanted to. the german government itself is also divided. the economics minister is worried about the impact of potential climate regulation on business. all in all, the political landscape does not suggest there will be a huge breakthrough. >> is it fair to say the climate concerns have taken a back seat to economic concerns? >> that was the case during the economic downturn. the euro crisis tends to touch people more directly than a climate change. i think there is some complacency in europe. people feel europe has met their climb at target and they have done their homework. other countries need to do more. greenpeace says it is time for europe, and germany in particular, to take the lead by being more ambitious. >> simon, thank you. >> the
is no joking matter. two-thirds of people questioned and a c n f o r c poll says that the u.s. would face a crisis or major problems of the country when off the fiscal clifford the end of the year. >> beauty giant l oreal is buying the edgy privately owned make the brent urban decay. the deal, estimated to be about $300 million, will millionl oreal another entry into the fast-growing area of special is brest, which is says represents 44% area of special is brest, which is saylook at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >> it is 6:15 a.m.. >> we're tak
of the u.s. means less usage of natural gas, particularly in the northern midwest and we were going to get snow tomorrow under an inch. david: and we are seeing weakness the department store stocks. macy's and nordstrom's underperforming in that particular sector. liz: how about some jewelry for the holidays. a rough year, but today it is making a huge push to get consumers to buy diamonds and fine jewelry. president and ceo harvey cantor here live to tell us what those deals are including a huge giveaway they're doing and how we are doing and what kind of a halo effect they're having on the giveaway. david: and economic advisors warning middle-class tax rates to rise and failing to catch could cause consumers to spend $200 million less than they normally would next year. coming up chairman of the president's council of economic advisors joining us to talk about the fiscal cliff and whether we will go over it. liz: do not miss it. but first what drove the market with today's data download. the nasdaq the only major index. still a pretty rough day on light volume. the dow and s&p ending low
in the military and ultimately applied for the u.s. border patrol. i was blessed with not only a tremendous career, but a tremendous family. i ended up starting along the border is the u.s. border patrol agent, going through the ranks and then i started using what i felt was a talent that i was blessed with it being able to integrate drug cartels, human smuggling cartels. and i did more undercover work in more criminal cases than any federal agent in the history of our government over a 30 year career. i'm very happy to share those experiences because they very unique. i was the only federal agent experienced being smuggled as a foreigner from mexico to the interior of the united states, going to travel by myself in the back of a u-haul, a chunk of a car can think of that nature. so it was quite dramatic, but it was something i did with a lot of pride because i went after those who abuse those seeking a better life in the united states and a share those stories with you in ibook, "the shadow catcher." >> there's many powerful moments that you describe. i'm wondering if you could share a couple of
care, just being there makes all the difference. >>> my name is chris stevens, i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. i had the honor to serve as the envoy to the libyan revolution and i was thrilled to watch the libyan people stand up and demand their rights. now i'm excited to return to libya to continue the great work we've started, building a solid partnership between the united states and libya to help you the libyan people achieve your goals. right now i'm in washington, preparing for my assignment. as i walk around the monuments and memorials commemorating the courageous men and women that made america what it is, i'm reminded we too went through challenging periods, when america was divided by a bitter civil war 150 years ago. president abraham lincoln had the vision to pull us together toward a shared goal of peace and prosperity. growing up in california i didn't know much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as peace corps engineer. i worked as an english teacher in morocco two years and
"foolproof suffocation" on the day her daughter died. casey anthony was acquitted of murder. >>> the u.s. supreme court will consider a challenge this week to the defense of marriage act. the law was passed in 1996 and bars federal benefits to same-sex couples. >>> and the powerball jackpot for wednesday has grown to a record $425 million. and based on sales in 42 states, the total jackpot could go a lot higher. >>> stocks are bound to be fiscal cliff dwellers this week, but this cyber monday could be all about retail and apple could lead the pack. according to ibm's weekend tally, 88% of all black friday tablet shopping was done on an ipad. >>> still have vacation time to burn this year? you're not alone. a new survey found by the end of 2012, american workers will leave an average of 9.2 vacation days unused. that's three more than last year. >> in the wake of the financial crisis, hsbc's chairman has a bold idea to overhaul bankers' tarnished image. he's proposing financiers take an oath of integrity similar to the one sworn by doctors. >>> according to the so-called christmas price i
firms jumped at the south koreans' offer. last year investment added up to $22 million u.s. dollars, four times what it was eight years ago. behind me is the industrial estate that opened three years ients clinininininininininininin manufacturer opened a factory ten kilometers away from their companies worked together to smooth out the production process. they discovered then fixed a glitch in one production line. the change cut costs for both sides. they say they could have only made such progress by working face to face. >> translator: now the japanese companies can supply us with more glass products, and we can bring in good materials. so for us it's a huge advantage. >> reporter: some say in the moment people in both countries see the tensions through a magnifying glass. they say both japanese and south koreans get along just fine, that they've reached a sense of maturity. kaho izumitani, nhk world seoul. >>> one factor that will influence relations between tokyo and seoul is who gets to be japan's next prime minister. the latest nhk poll suggests japanese voters will focus on d
a warning that affects the u.s. embassy in cairo as you mentioned and it says in part, protesters outside of that north gate entrance with some molotov cocktails in some direction and while some landed on the embassy compound and no indication that this time the embassy itself is a target. on the sunday talk show, senator john mccain noted that morsi helped to stop the fighting between gaza and israel and suggested that u.s. aid to egypt now could be in jep jeopardy. we broker add cease-fire which is incredibly fragile, but this is not acceptable, not what the american taxpayers expect and our dollars will be directly related to the progress towards democracy. >> mccain says the u.s. could as marshal world public opinion against morsi, harris. >> harris: what about the democrats and their tone? it seems they were kind of going back and forth on their reaction. >> everyone is anxious to see what happens next and they're waiting to see, bun democratic congressman stressed the importance of patience and diplomacy. we're going to go in there and bully them into doing the right thing, why dipl
senator john mccain backed off from fiery criticism of susan rice about the 9/11 attack against the u.s. diplomatic post in benghazi libya. >> i think she deserves the ability to explain herself and her position just as she said. but she's not the problem. the problem is the president of the united states who on -- in a debate with mitt romney said that he had said it was a terrorist attack, he hadn 't. >> rice has maintained she based her statements on protesters on cia intelligence available at the time. four americans including u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens were killed. >>> police are making progress in recovering some 2 million donations made to the salvation early. police in toronto said earlier in the year they discovered a person had made off with donations of toys and good. tips led them to a trailer where they found toys and food. >> officers did find toys, personal items as well. items that were donated to the salvation army. >> the salvation army believes that the men were working inside. they have been overwhelmed with new donations. >>> survivors of super storm san
, this week, the u.s. supreme court could decide whether the deal with the -- whether to deal with the issue of same-sex marriage. the court is due to hold a closed-door conference on friday. coming up for you at 7:15, the one decision the court could make that would make same-sex marriage legal here in california before christmas time. >>> all right. want to check in with tara filling in for sal. tara, it was crystal clear for most of my drive in from danville through walnut creek. but i know there's a lot of other heavy fog. >> that's right. and those advisories are in effect for the bridges. some other parts will be lifted at 9:00 this morning. the dumbarton bridge is the only bridge not under advisory but it is still foggy on the west side of the span. so be careful. this is 101 in san jose. tail lights are headed to the airport. if we head up to emeryville at the macarthur maze, you can see the fog we've been talking about. we can't see anything and the bay bridge toll plaza is much the same way. that's where lorraine blanco has been out all moneying warning about the fog advisory. and
, see that as a stabilizing function. at the end of the day when you have the capacity as u.s. military for power protection as well. that is a global capability, but that means their respective of choices that are made by other powers, we want the ability to sustain our presence in the asia-pacific, same is true around the globe. as you look at these different areas, i think there are terrific opportunities to engage with china on each of them. and to finally ask the question and try to answer the question the secretary clinton has been encased in for quite some time and that is, can we get a better answer than we physically had in the past to how a new rising power comes into the international system? in other words, can we do so without running significant risks or falling into conflict? >> thank you. >> i agree with everything the undersecretary said. in fact, the admiral locklear _ those points the other day in australia, talking about the engagement in that strategic trust again. it is interesting the chinese tend to look at the american asia-pacific pivot as a sort of containment
at the ex-have a dax, up 5%. ftse up nearly 4% in the last week on top of pretty good gains for the u.s. markets as you know between 3% and 4%, as well. so no surprise perhaps today that we're a little bit weaker on the back of those gains. 8:2 just about decliners outpacing advancers. this is how it translates. ftse 100 down half a percent. xetra dax up a quarter. ibex down about half of 1%. a number of things going on in politics as ever. we had regional elections in spain. yields you can see slightly higher, but still well below 6%. now, these regional elections fairly important because we know catalonia has been pushing on on independence. now, it looks less likely we'll get that referendum, but not because people in catalonia are any less eager on a separatist movement. just that they didn't vote for the main guy who is proposing it. they voted for competitor party which is makes it slightly harder in the short term for them possibly to get a referendum going. so eases the pressure in the short term but means there is still a longer term problem there. catalonia is one of those reg
that this could have a crushing impact on the u.s. economy. what are they saying about this? >> well, that's the problem for policymakers. i do think both republicans and democrats they want a deal. leaders want a deal because this really could be an economic catastrophe. i mean, that's what something that ben bernanke warned repeatedly. put politics aside for a little bit and try to get a deal. but both sides want to get the best deal possible and you're in the going to see any deal anytime soon because we have until january 1st. >> so you're saying they're going to wait until the last second. >> last second, up to christmas, if not new year's. this week when congress comes back and into next week, you see jockeying for leverage. that's what's going to happen. no major deal is going to reach -- be reached much before christmas if there is a deal. >> no plan for bob cusack celebrating the new year. you'll be on the hill waiting for a deal. we'll continue the conference. i appreciate it. switching gears, just into us at cnn, new damage estimates from superstorm sandy. to alison kosik live f
of the iranian experience in the 1970s, and -- but, what should the u.s. be doing, saying, this is unacceptable and thank mr. morsi for his efforts in brokering a cease-fire, which is, by the way, incredibly fragile but is not what is acceptable, what the american taxpayers expect and our dollars will be directly related to the progress towards democracy, which you promised the people of egypt, when your party and you were elected president. >> chris: let's talk about that. because, morsi took his step hours after secretary of state clinton praised him for helping broker the deal between hamas and israel and so far, at least the administration issued, the state department, a tepid criticism. how tough should they get with them? directly say pull back, what should our demands an leverage be? >> our leverage is obviously, not only the substantial billions in aid we provide, plus, debt forgiveness and an i. -- an imf deal, but the marshalling world publish opinion is against this kind of move by mr. morsi. we appreciate president morsi's action but it always in the past the united states that brok
-mails the recipient a digital itunes code. gifts are currentsly just available to tens of millions of facebook's u.s. users, but will be able as gifts rolls out broadly. this bolsters facebook's retail business tapping into digital content and subscriptions which are the fastest online growing retail category. facebook won't comment on the business model but presumably facebook gets a cut and it does of course benefit when users were more engaged on the site. today facebook shares rallied on a pair of analyst upgrades. this partnership gives apple access to facebook's users securing its position as the leading music distributor as it faces new competition from the likes of microsoft's xbox music, google music and amazon's cloud player. now of course, if facebook can convince more customers to hand over their credit card information using that itunes as a lure, that's of course a good way to get them to spend more money on facebook gifts down the line. >> thank you so much, julia. >>> now the countdown is really on. no pressure. the workers are going back to the office. they're thinking they're going
in the u.s., and those plants produce 130 million tons of waste called coal ash. it contains concentrations of mercury, arsenic, lead, and other toxic materials. and as lesley stahl first reported in 2009, when coal ash is dumped into wet ponds--and there are more than 500 of those across the country-- the result can have an enormous health risk on the people living in nearby communities. >> we get about 48%, nearly half of the electricity in this country from coal. >> jim roewer is one of the top lobbyists for the power industry. >> coal is going to be around for a long time. >> and we really can't get rid of coal. >> we shouldn't get rid of coal. >> well, should or shouldn't, we can't, and coal makes waste. would you say that the industry has done a good job of disposing of the coal ash waste? >> we can do better. >> does that mean no? >> well, we had a kingston spill. >> that's kingston, tennessee, where, in december 2008, a giant retention pool of coal ash buckled under the weight of five decades of waste. >> all the power lines have been knocked out. >> a billion gallons of muck shot i
. the hospital went to u.s. bankruptcy court in an effort to be reimbursed. they are hoping the issue is resolved soon. >> i do think the level of care i know he has received since over an entire baseball season now, the billed a up and i do think there is some negligence cases they probably have. >> the family is also suing the dodgers because of what they estimate in $50 million in lifetime medical expenses. they blame lacks security in the parking lot. >>> a 14-year-old boy is accused of sexually assaulting and kidnapping a 65-year-old woman at gunpoint from the gateway plaza shopping center. king faces 10 felony counts as an adult including attempted murder, torture kidnapping carjacking and several sex offenses. >>> a san francisco sheriff's deputy is accused of robbing a bank this afternoon. phillip was arrested earlier this month and authorities say he robbed a bank of america branch in the district. he faces robbery and second degree burglary charges. >>> now that black friday is behind us, holiday shoppers are logging on for this cyber monday. today is expected to be the largest online s
to get out. as of devotee in this room knows, you were a teenager when the police swept u.s. and put you on trial for the murder. what was the point if there was one where you realized that this was really happening actually not a mistake, not something was going to be our year in doubt when you were arrested was it during the trial was it ten years into being in prison? >> it happens gradually you go back and forth. when you are arrested i was a child myself, i was 18-years-old and a very 90's about how the system worked. i had been raised in this belief that the system is based on innocent until proven guilty, and i thought there is no way they can actually prove that you've done something that you haven't done that should be scientifically impossible but it wasn't. they didn't and it was a part of the place when they would come back and say guilty but there's also they would come back and start sensing you are hearing this to death not once or twice but three times. that's when you realize nobody is going to step up and help your with a stop to that a respected you think there was a p
retailers in the u.s. and europe. >>> after a bruising election season and a thanksgiving vacation, lawmakers get back to work tomorrow on captiol hill and they are facing the december 31st deadline to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. that's when spending cuts and tax increases kick in. lawmakers from both parties are racing the clock to reach a compromise but despite a lot of optimism there is no plan on the table. brian moore has the story from washington. >> reporter: back from an extended holiday and facing a looming deadline, lawmakers from both parties seem optimistic about diffusing the fiscal cliff time bomb. >> unfortunately, for the last ten days with the house and congress gone for the thanksgiving recess there hasn't been much progress made. tomorrow there's no excuse. we are back in town. >> reporter: democrats want to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans and republicans who once refused to raise taxes on anyone ever are signaling their willingens to compromise. >> when you are $16 trillion in debt the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid the c
talking to professors or authors we're at the u.s. naval academy in annapolis merrill lynch. with professor aaron o'connell also the author of this book "underdogs" the making of the modern marine corps." professor when was the marine corps established? >> 1775 but the birthday is us mess. the record always claims november but that is the date that congress authorized but they never raised the battalion raised then. >> day never were. but the first goes then 28 november but 10 november still celebrated as a birthday. >>host: what was the purpose of the marine corps? >> to be the guard on a ship to protect the officers from the crew it was difficult to salish up they had to have people there so the principal job was to be the ship's guard and served and snipers but it is a very small part of the navy. >> this -- record is complete the service? >> separate inside the navy but they would claim when they served aboard they should follow the rules amadeus served ashore to follow the regulations of the
really seems willing do that. >> how much of a problem is this for the u.s. in that the cease-fire with israel and gaza, this man was the lynchpin in all of that, and does that have anything to do with his timing in these moves this he's attempted to make? does he feel emboldened after getting so much praise just last week or the week before? >> at root we're going to speculate it seems pretty delicious that at the exact moment that he's riding high for the first time since he took office, lots of praise from the united states add mministration saying this is a guy we can do business with, he's on the ball, foresightful, a statesman. not just a couple of days after that, morsi takes the opportunity to -- we have to be careful with saying seizing but he's certainly declared for himself powers that he's declared precedented. the opposition is ware ya that these are not the kinds of powers that people are accustomed to giving back once they take them. >> whatever his motivation, nevertheless, for the u.s., it's complicating it's awkward. it's awkward for the united states who is
was acquitted of murder. >>> the u.s. supreme court will consider a challenge this week to the defense of marriage act. the law was passed in 1996 and bars federal benefits to same-sex couples. >>> and the powerball jackpot for wednesday has grown to a record $425 million. and based on sales in 42 states, the total jackpot could go a lot higher. >>> now here's your first look at this morning's dish of "scrambled politics." who's afraid of going off the fiscal cliff? well, not anti-tax crusader grover norquist who tells "the wall street journal" he thinks republicans will hold the line on taxes. and if there's no deal, norquist isn't worried, telling "the journal," the woerld won't come to an end if this isn't resolved before january. meanwhile, in "the new york times," warren buffett takes a dig at norquist and others while making his case for a minimum tax on the wealthy. the oracle of omaha writes, "let's forget about the rich and the ultrarich going on strike and stuffing their ample funds under their mattresses if -- gasp -- capital gains rates and ordinary income rates are increas
: it is all in the language and semantics of these discussions. as u.s. lawmakers continue all this wrangling over some kind of budget deal we work towards here at home, european lawmakers are meeting today on their financial crisis, a lot of which presented the picture americans would like to avoid. ministers from 17 countries will get together. they try to hammer out a plan that will prevent greece from going bankrupt. they have been trying to agree on a new solution there for weeks. >>> also overseas this morning there are major developments to tell you about in egypt. new protests breaking out after egyptian president mohammed morsi announced far-reaching powers placing himself above any government law. that has sparked the violent clashes that he see here on the streets and dozens of protests but the country's justice minister now saying there is some sort of resolution on all of this imminent. steve harrigan joins us now streaming live from cairo with the latest. steve, do you think that we could see some kind of compromise today on this? >> reporter: martha, we are certainly hearing so
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primarily used by her mother. according to manhattan's u.s. attorney's office matthey in march, that secret advanced results from tests of an alzheimer's disease drug. prosecutors say he is that information make more than $276 million and trays from various funds. it may be very well be the most lucrative insider traders game ever. >> human error is partly to blame for the explosion in massachusetts that leveled a strip club and damaged more than three dozen surrounding buildings. the explosion more this happened. the fire marshal said a worker accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipe with a probe while looking for the source of a gas leak. they are still looking at what caused the explosion. 18 people were hurt in the blast and that could have been worse. keep in mind there already investigating a gas leak in that area. it had already been evacuated so lot of people were not there. more and more than a hundred people are dead in hundred others injured have a factory fire in bangladesh. he you can see the flames there. there's a ton of smoke. a couple thousand people were in the building
itself for possible confirmation hearings on u.s. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. the buzz on this is growing but could the benghazi debacle sink her chances and should it? we'll have a fair and balanced debate on that next. >> i think if he does, it could be, that kind of arrogance which is what i think it would be could be his undoing, because if she is put under oath and forced to go through and answer all these questions about benghazi i think it will put the administration in a really bad position ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. if you're eligible for medicare, you might know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help pay some of the difference. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. you'll be
. the factory is owned by tazrine fashion limited which manufactures for walmart and other companies in the u.s. >>> justices will decide whether to hear an appeal that support's california's controversial proposition 8 which defined marriage as between a man and a woman. even though voters approved it federal courts have struck down prop 8 calling it discriminatory. >>> 41 batches of a popular cholesterol medication are being recalled because they may contain small particles of glass. manufacturing ranbaxy says the recall affects bottles containing 10, 20 and 40 milligram tablets of atorvastatin, the generic version of lipitor. check your medicine cabinet. >>> so much for the november swoon, the defending champion, the new york giants, routing the green bay packers in sunday night football, eli manning throwing three touchdown passes. the giants snapping the two-game losing streak knocking packers out of a first place tie with chicago. a third quarter shower -- delaying the seahawks/dolphins game in miami yesterday. seems the stadium sprinkler system malfunctioned. it thought it was saturday.
pledge. [video clip] >> what i would say to grover norquist is the sequester destroys the u.s. military. according to our secretaire defense, it would be shooting ourselves in the hip. a smaller army since 1940 and the smallest airports in the history of the country. sequestration must be replaced. i'm willing to generate revenue. it's fair to ask my party to put revenue on the table. i will not raise tax rates to do it. i will cap deductions. if you can deduct and around $30,000 or $40,000, you can raise $1 trillion in revenue. the people who would lose deductions would be upper-income americans. i want entitlement reforms to do this. democrats always promised to cut spending, but we never cut spending. i'm looking for more revenue for entitlement reform before the end of the year. >> let me press you one more time on grover norquist. he said you are not inclined to go through on this promise to raise revenues because you like being a senator. your response? >> i love being a senator and i want to be a senator who matters for the state of south carolina and the country. when you are $1
. it raises up the dip u.s. diplomat's famous line that the problem with the islamist governments is it is one man, one vote, one time, and they're afraid that they will never get their revolution that they wanted. >> all right. so the egyptian president, he negotiates this cease-fire. there seems to be relative calm here, but he is aligned with hamas that is in gaza, so is he powerful, is he powerful inside israel as well? is there really a concern on israel's part now that you have the egyptian president, an muslimist, hamas, out of negotiations even more in power after the cease-fire? >> the devil is in the details. israel well knows, it won some important points here. it got the international community's support. benjamin netanyahu, the israeli military, had a right to defend israelis from the barrage of roblgts coming from gaza. the iron dome proved itself to be very effective as, you know, a technological way to deliver -- to, you know, deter all of this. finally, israeli intelligence had identified some of those long range missiles, tracked them all the way as they were smuggled in, had
to state capitals around the u.s., have we missed the boat? if the industry got together and said let's get serious about these output metrics, whichever silo we're talking about, from a federal role, is it too late? in the area of waivers? >> if it's too late, it's not too late because of the waivers. i think we may have missed the boat because to be totally honest, i expected there to be advocates for scs. if it is more performance based, this is a way to keep the sector going. in fact, the sector did not have that kind of advocacy from folks who are involved in policy- making. i think that boat may have been missed, to come with a solution for folks to really stand up for it. >> supplemental -- tutoring, in terms of the reauthorization of a child behind? >> that is the first part. the second part is states are more likely, the states that are big supporters of supple little services, are more likely to maintain that position if they can come up with mechanisms for new accountability around it. and seeing examples of that starting to pop up, but none of them have taken off across multiple
in mark ginsberg who served as u.s. ambassador to morocco and deputy senior adviser to president carter on middle east policy. ambassador, good to have you back. you have people like senator john mccain saying the united states needs to rebuke more and so far the state department, the response very tentative expressing resolve and urging them to resolve the differences peacefully. is this a situation where the u.s. needs to apply more pressure or should we step back and let egyptian leaders work this out themselves? >> craig, elections have consequences and after all the egyptian people voted to put morsi and his party into power. the real struggle here as jim just mentioned is about the future of the parliament that was disbanded and the constitutional drafting committee whether or not in the end these two bodies will wind up reinforcing the islamization of egypt's society and this wasn't a close election so there is a divided country in egypt and this will have to play itself out. i don't think the united states should put took bogs in the fight at this point because we have bigger fi
that looming -- negotiations, the looming deadline. economists say if the u.s. goes off the the so called fiscal cliff, it will increase the likelihood of another recession. lawmakers say they're willing to compromise. >> when you're $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is avoid becoming brief and republicans should put revenue on the table. >> the big questions are whether republicans are open top some forms of tax increases and whether democrats will consider cuts to entitlement programs. >>> e elected officials including the governor and all the legislatures are getting their pay cut by 5%. for example, pay for the attorney general palilia harris is being cut to $143,000. that's a hundred thousand less than her replacement. but people don't run for office for the money. >> they're doing it because of a variety of factors, including the pursuit of power, the ambition to go to higher places and also of course hopefully public service that they want to give back to their community. >> the california citizens compensation commission ordered the pay cuts a
in afghanistan going in the spring and going through next fall. general allen the top u.s. commander in afghanistan reportedly wants to keep 60,000 troops through the fighting season, most of the troops who are already there. there are indications that he will recommend that the united states also keep 0,000 troops after 2014 including 1,000 special operators to keep a lid on things. this is how defense secretary panetta recently described his vision. >> afghans will be in the lead throughout the country on security until 2013 and africans will take full responsibility for security by the end of 2014. >>reporter: the final decision is up to president obama and defense secretary panetta will speak with general allen about what they will recommend to the president. >>shepard: after that, we have to know what the afghans want, right? >>reporter: that is right. a key point is that the state department has just started negotiating status of forces agreement, what we remember as the sofa agreement that was the sticking point in iraq when the pentagon wanted to keep u.s. forces behind and t
's an immigration bill. the good of the bill is it helps green card members bring families to the u.s. but the bad is it ends a visa program aimed at immigrants from africa. so they can't even have a straight immigration reform bill that doesn't almost cancel itself out. >> yeah. i mean, this is what we're used to seeing. this is representative lamar smith wiping out diversity visas and replacing them with visas for foreign students who come to the u.s. and have degrees in math, science, and the argument that we're having, the conversation that we need to have is about the 11 million immigrants who live in the shadows. most of them are low-skilled workers. what we see are representatives like representative smith, robbing peter to pay paul. we can increase access for those high-skilled access at the same time that we increase access for low-skilled immigrants. that's the conversation that we need to of. the fact that they hide under the guys of increasing family unity is disgusting in my mind. >> alicia men dendez, thank you very much. >>> coming up, they just can't get enough of it. but today the
says unions are trying to pull all over wal-mart workers's eyes. the former chief economist for the u.s. labor department joins me, great to see you as always. you remain an ieresting point, the people who would benefit from a unionized walmart are the unions themselves. how so? >> the union losses because the pension funds are dramatically underfund. with 33,000 workers that is funded at 55%. it means they only have 55% of the assets they need for current and future retirees. look at the northern california joint pension, 20,000 workers funded at 65%. theonly have 60% of what they need. to fix this pension problem, new workers. they're trying to organize wal-mart. they want these wal-mart workers to pay contributions to the pension fund and they won't be getting it out for many years that which point -- gerri: this points out what a prize walmart is. 1.3 million workers, and it would be, a bailout for the unions. they are not concerned about wal-mart workers here. it is about their own obligations. >> you don't think they're telling these wal-mart workers if they join the union if walm
to type it. it did appear in "politics u.s.a.," the journalist james cannon edited that book. it's a fascinating moment because he's thinking auto buy graphically. he's still a young man, he's running for president, but he's had a pretty rich life already. and his life included certainly his world war ii service, and he's talking there about coming out of the war. interestingly talks about being out of sorts. didn't really know what to do as a veteran coming back and then began getting interested in politics. but he had seen a lot of the world. he lived in england. at the time england was veering very rapidly towards a world war with germany. he had been at the u.n. conference in san francisco. seen a lot of the world and is beginning to put down his thoughts. i think the whole reason he installed the taping system was as a historian's helper, that he was beginning to think about the memoirs he would someday right. it was only his second year of the presidency and he probably thought he had until 1969 before he really had to sit down and write his memoirs. but i'm sure as a journ
manufactures products for walmart and other companies in the u.s. and europe. >>> police in georgia say a suspected walmart shoplifter is dead after getting in a physical altercation with two employees and a security guard. investigators say the man left the store with two dvd players. employees and the security guard detained him, when police got there they say the employees were on top of the man, who was unresponsive, and bleeding from the nose and mouth. walmart is investigating. >>> human error is to blame for a gas explosion that destroyed a strip club in springfield, massachusetts, last week. see the explosion right there. at least 21 people were injured by the blast, including 12 firefighters and 2 police officers. according to the fire marshal's office, the utility workers inadvertently punctured a hole in a high pressure gas line while responding to reports of a gas smell nearby. >>> another sign life is slowly returning to normal in new jersey. path trains are back in service this morning after superstorm sandy swamped the system. you're seeing pictures there of the floodwate
. >> developing store that we are following the u.s. supreme court will reconvene the justices will decide weather or not on the same-sex marriage with several cases in front of them. the high court will decide weather or not once or for all if proposition 8. they approved it and challenged in 1996 federal marriage act. all for this coast it could legalize same-sex marriage, for the entire nation or, do nothing and have that state by state. >> this was a deadly holiday weekend in oakland with four people shot and killed since friday. it has been a deadly holiday weekend on the roads. there have been more deadly shootings. and an 18 year-old mother and a 19 year-old man were shot and killed. no arrests have been made in any of these murders. it is pushing a number of homicides in oakland to 115. >> the c h p is looking for a driver this woman was walking on the freeway. looking for the driver who highway 101 near the san francisco airport saturday according to the san mateo county coroner's office.. the woman was walking on the freeway near about 8-30 when she was struck. several other vehicle
and hamas. >>> new egyptian leader, same old story for the u.s. relationship? good morning from washington. it's monday, november 26, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. welcome back from the long break. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. congressional leaders return to washington this week and with just 36 days left to avert the so-called fiscal cliff becoming more apparent that senate republicans want a deal and they would like one pretty quick. but while there may be a bi-p t bipartisan consensus to raise taxes on the wealthy, the sides are still far apart on where the revenue will come from. staff level negotiations are a little bit more than stalled. not fully stalled but they didn't go so great last week and it's unclear where speaker boehner will get the votes for a deal that would raise tax rates. which is why he's pushing against that idea. two senate republicans up for re-election in 2014 have bucked norquist saying they are willing to let taxes ride. chambliss spoke to his hometown station. >> that pledge i signed 20 years ago was valid then. it's
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